Tutorial: Rooting Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 that runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUFNG1

In this post, we provide a little tips on how to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 phone that runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUFNG1. The Galaxy S4 GT- I9500 that runs on Android 4.4.2 XXUFNG1 KitKat  firmware now can be rooted using Chainfire’s rooting and Odin Flash Tool.

Galaxy S4 GT-I9500


  1. This tutorial applies only to Samsung i9500 Galaxy S4.
  2. Perform a data backup before starting the root process.
  3. The battery must remain at least 50 percent.
  4. Download and install USB drivers for your Galaxy S4 on the computer.
  5. Enable USB debugging on the device Galaxy S4.
  6. Download CF-Auto-Root Tool for Android 4.4.2 on a PC.
  7. Download Odin Flash Tool on your PC.

Note: We are not responsible for any damage that occurs. Therefore, read carefully the steps in this tutorial. Rooting process will void the warranty on your smartphone device.

Please follow these steps below:

  1. Extract Odin Flash Tool and CF-Auto-Root Tool on the PC.
  2. Set Galaxy S4 into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home + Power simultaneously.
  3. Connect the device to a PC using a USB cable.
  4. Click the PDA in Odin, then select the file “CF-Root-Auto-ja3g-ja3gxx-gti9500.zip.”
  5. Check the Auto Reboot and F.Time Reset on Odin.
  6. Press the Start button in Odin to begin the process of Root.
  7. During the rooting process, the smartphone will automatically reboot and go into recovery mode to install the necessary files.
  8. After the installation process is complete, the device will reboot automatically and it took a little longer to get to the home screen.
  9. Remove the device from the PC.
  10. Check the status of root with the download Root Checker app on Google Play Store.


In some cases the device will not automatically reboot into Recovery Mode which can inhibit the rooting process.

– Remove the battery and insert it again, then repeated the process from the beginning. Check the Auto-Reboot option in Odin.
– Manually Reboot into Recovery Mode: Remove and reinsert the battery, then press and hold the volume up + home + power button simultaneously to enter into Recovery Mode.

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